The 2016 Feytit-Clinet has a classy bouquet (as usual), featuring blackberry, briar, crushed stone and hints of sea cave and displaying wonderful definition and focus. The palate is very well defined with a fine bead of acidity. More structured than usual, with flecks of dark chocolate, this Feytit-Clinet has great depth but will clearly require time to coalesce toward the edgy finish. Another impressive wine from Jeremy Chasseuil. Drink 2023-2043
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, vinous.com (Jan 2019), January 2019|
The 2016 Feytit Clinet, a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, has such purity on the nose that you would almost consider this to be a Grand Cru Burgundy! It unfolds in the glass, black cherries mixed with raspberry coulis, just a little new oak to be integrated as it will during its barrel maturation. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe blackberry and bilberry notes, here certainly in Pomerol territory with sage and black truffle emerging towards the persistent finish. Jéremy Chasseuil has crafted a wonderful follow-up to the impressive 2015 Feytit-Clinet and I cannot wait to taste this from bottle.
Drink Date 2020 - 2045
|Score: 93/95||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017|
The 2016 Feytit Clinet is a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc aged for 16 months in 70% new and 30% one-year-old French oak barrels. It has a deep garnet-purple color with lifted blueberries and black cherries with hints of lilacs, black tea, potpourri, wood smoke and black soil. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated, rich and bold with firm, rounded tannins, seamless freshness and a very long finish with chocolate hints. About 1,583 cases produced
2021 - 2044
|Score: 95+||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (interim en), November 2018|
A very assertive and handsomely ripe wine that has considerable richness and terrific balance and poise, as well as a phenomenal build of flavor and fine tannin at the finish. Great Pomerol. A blend of 93 per cent merlot and seven per cent cabernet franc.
|Score: 95||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019|
This is layered and beautiful with blackberries, spices and hints of cedar. Full body, polished tannins and a gorgeous finish. Sexy. Better than 2015. Best ever?
|Score: 94/95||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2017|
The 2016 Feytit-Clinet is gorgeous. Graphite, sage, menthol, gravel, crushed rocks, new oak and iron give the 2016 its distinctive savory/feral profile. Powerful and yet also translucent, the 2016 conveys intensity, but with less overtness than has often been the case in recent vintages. Feytit-Clinet is usually a big, explosive wine. The 2016 lacks some of that intensity, but it is nevertheless very pretty and full of personality. Drink 2023-2041.
|Score: 94||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019|
The 2016 Feytit-Clinet comes across as very ripe and pushed, with less of the explosive energy of some past vintages. Or maybe the powerful tannins are simply buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. Waves of fruit saturate the palate in a dramatic, distinctive Pomerol that shows the more virile side of the appellation. The 2016 is a terrific wine, but the question is whether it has one more gear left. I can't wait to see how it develops. Tasted three times.
|Score: 93/96||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2017|
Lively and rich on the nose without much forcing. Really quite dramatic in 2016! Luscious yet with a framework.
|Score: 17||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2017|
This tiny 6.68 hectare Pomerol estate has been on the up since proprietor Jeremy Chasseuil took back control in 2000 after a long standing lease with Moueix expired. With only a 1200 case production, it is worth looking out for en primeur in the good vintages. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc in 2016, this wine has an attractive nose of black cherry and violets. Luscious and smooth on the palate, there is pure bramble fruits and notes of milk chocolate with just a hint of wood smoke. Plush and round, this will be approachable in its youth with its generously sweet fruit core.
|Score: 16+||Farr Vintners, April 2017|
Ripe black fruits depth on the nose the palate has a rich mix of plum and black cherry. There is balance with bramble under the sweet fruit lighter at the back rich ripe supple on the finish. 2024-37
|Score: 89/92||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017|
Not quite as rich, sumptuous and seductive as the 2015, but this may just need more time to grow into itself. It’s quite a firm, chunky style, with some coffee bean oak, meaty tannins and a core of dark plum and damson fruit. 2026-38
|Score: 93||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2017|
This has drama and tension, with coffee, black cherry, blackberry and liquorice. It is definitely fairly old school in its extraction, which veers towards being heavy-handed, but the overall impact is rather enjoyable. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
|Score: 90||Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2017|